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James Anderson
07-27-2006, 11:11 PM
I have a capacitor that says "104". What does that mean? ( IM finding a capacitor to use for that stamp serial connector)

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Mike Green
07-27-2006, 11:15 PM
1.0 x 10-4 farads or 0.1uf

James Anderson
07-27-2006, 11:24 PM
ok thank you

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Forrest
07-27-2006, 11:58 PM
FYI you could have found the answer yourself just by typing 'capacitor marked 104' into Google

James Anderson
07-28-2006, 12:05 AM
Forrest said...
FYI you could have found the answer yourself just by typing 'capacitor marked 104' into Google

this was easier

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Superworms
07-28-2006, 08:01 PM
104 = 10+4 zeros., I think

Bruce Bates
07-28-2006, 08:24 PM
superworms -

Although I'm sure your answer was appreciated, it is subject to a bit of interpretation.

Here is Mike Green's answer (above) which is a good deal more concise, and isn't subject to any interpretation:

"1.0 x 10-4 farads or 0.1uf"

The only reason why I point this out is that its's better to give newer folks answers which aren't subject to any interpretation, if possible, due to their lack of experience. I'm not "picking", honestly, just trying to be helpful, and enabling you to offer better technical advice.

Regards,

Bruce Bates

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Chris Savage
07-28-2006, 09:19 PM
Hopefully this link will help calrify things a bit...About halfway down the page.· take care.

http://www.arar93.dsl.pipex.com/mds975/Content/components01.html

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willthiswork89
07-30-2006, 04:07 PM
im guessing that is in scientific notation? 1.0 x 10 to the 4th power?

PJ Allen
07-30-2006, 08:19 PM
The point here is that the "code" on the capacitors is an expression of the capacitance in pico-farads (pF).·

So, a 103 is a 10 with three following zeros: 10,000 pF ( = 0.01 uF).

100 = 10 pF 101 = 100 pF 102 = 1000 pF····· (0.001 uF) 103 = 10,000 pF··· (0.01 uF) 104 = 100,000 pF·· (0.1 uF)· 105 = 1,000,000 pF (1 uF)



470 = 47 pF 471 = 470 pF 472 = 4700 pF····· (0.0047 uF) 473 = 47,000 pF··· (0.047 uF) 474 = 470,000 pF·· (0.47 uF) 475 = 4,700,000 pF (4.7 uF)

[·This is another·"subject" that really should have been posted in The Sandbox. ]




Post Edited (PJ Allen) : 7/30/2006 1:25:09 PM GMT

James Anderson
07-30-2006, 11:03 PM
PJ Allen said...
[ This is another "subject" that really should have been posted in The Sandbox. ]

my bad.

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Chris Savage
07-31-2006, 07:14 AM
This thread is being moved from the BASIC Stamp Forum to the Sandbox Forum.

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